Captain Eric started fishing from his playpen on his Dad's boat. He grew up on the water and always knew that fishing would be his future. He started working as a mate when he was fourteen. He would use a "skiff" to commute to work. He worked on local boats out of Captree, New York and Freeport, Long Island.
When he was not working as a mate, he would use his own boat to pin hook stripers, sea bass, and fluke, and then sell them to local restaurants.
Captain Eric earned his degree from Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. He began his career as a deck officer in the U.S. Merchant Marines. He has worked on various vessels for several months at a time sailing around the world, and fishing whenever he had the chance.
When he is not at sea he returns to Massachusetts to run his business, Bounty Hunter Charters.